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Contractual or Common Law Tenancies (Wales) | Landlord Wants Tenant to Leave (Wales) | Types of Tenancies (Wales) | Utilities (Wales)

Common Law ( Contractual) Tenancy

22 Sep 2016 | 1 comment

Today applied for Warrant of Possession. I understand that these tenancies operate primarily under the common law rules and have little statutory security of tenure. Contract was an email outlining the 4 month term and the amount of rent. The landlord is resident and the occupied property is a basement with separate access to the main house but using the utilities of the main house. Can I now cut off the utilities?

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  1. guildy

    You absolutely cannot cut off utilities! That would be a criminal offence.

    It’s basically the same for a court order as an AST – it’s just that the notices served beforehand are a little different.

    Protection from Eviction Act 1977 still applies to your tenancy

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